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Discussion in 'Northeast' started by Toshi, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Nick My name is Nick

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    You might want to add details on the previous mount. Pivots? For what bsl?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Pivots at a 316 mm BSL, I believe.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    ACD635BE-777F-4DDC-B025-D10CAC916E99.jpeg

    This is what the Tesla thinks is going on as I pull out of the garage. “Sedan” in back is the minivan. “Bus” that has driven clear through the front of the 3 is my parked-at-an-angle Land Cruiser.

    Nailed it.
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Right. Add that to the CL and FB ads, man. Also: I refrained from giving you shit on Facebook. You're welcome.
     
  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It's like I don't even know you any more...
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    That seems like the perfect car for those who felt they had far too little C-pillar in their life. High beltline, too.

    :nononocat.gif:
     
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    Pfft.....I like a hatch. Looks good to me. :bonk:
     
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    There's someone selling a goat on Nextdoor.

    (I respect your attempts to minimize your footprint)
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    In some areas (but not here) one can rent goats as an Amazon Home Service. I'd totally do that if it were possible. :D
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    Don't you have like 12 sq yds of grass?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Yeah, it's no palatial estate. ~0.15 acre lot so less than 0.1 acre of actual grass. Takes about 20 minutes with the gas Honda.
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    ~.15 acre to mow, or .15 is the full lot with a giant house on it so like 4 square feet of grass?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    House isn't giant. 3272 sq ft including a basement and two floors, so it, the garage, and the driveway are probably taking up 1500 sq ft. It's not a tiny patch of lawn but isn't giant by any means.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Too soon?



    (not my chop)
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That's a big-ass house.

    NTTAWWT.
     
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    My wife's gay uncle and partner were there 3 days ago, and yes, I've already made the joke.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    If you have a half hour of time and are interested in two people with flat affects talking to each other.

    I thought it was fascinating. On April 22 I want to be shown why Elon has such unbridled confidence. “Game, set, match.” I am willing to be convinced but show me results, not empty tales about number of vehicles with sensor suites on the road.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    What no self driving electric mover

     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Until mowers can unlock a gate and do the front and back lawns it would still involve me.
     
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    roflbox roflborx

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    I am considering the ego mower, why did you go with the snapper toshi?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Because it was on sale as a Gold Box deal for $439 including 2 2Ah batteries and the rapid charger. (And because I will return it if it sucks and feel no guilt.)
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    I almost impulse bought an RS5 a week ago. Just to better participate in this thread.
     
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    I had a new 3 as a rental last month. I was rather disappointed. Power was decent for the base car but the steering and brakes were terrible. I would expect a performance version to come with better brakes but that atrocious electruc power steering would probably remain.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Today is day 4 in a row of commuting to work on the e-bike. Since I do such things and have some data via Strava I'm going to see if I can quantify the electric bike's effects a bit.

    Takeaways:

    I was riding at a pretty leisurely pace on that 2017 unpowered commute as evidenced by the low average heart rate. That said:

    Unpowered -> Trail Mode: 33% shorter riding time albeit at higher me-effort, 94% quicker on the climbs, system contributing 148W on average (just about doubling my efforts), 45% higher average speed.

    Meanwhile Trail -> Boost shaves about 10% more riding time off yet, and adds 14% climbing speed and 10% average speed. On the other hand, it feels unnatural and adds 31% or 91W more power, or an average of 238W on top of my presumed baseline effort.

    Cliffs Notes: Trail Mode is nice for my commute. It neatly doubles my power output while feeling natural (torque sensing is key), and cuts my time on the bike by a third.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Audio system consultation done. I went to Elevated Audio, which is at 6th and Sheridan in Lakewood. The install isn’t done yet but the initial experience has been good: scheduling this consultation via email with Google Calendar invites, sales dude who did it was friendly and without pressure.

    The installer apparently has 18 years of experience and drives a 2007 Lexus GX 470 himself. He mentioned that the JBL systems in Lexuses and Toyotas of that era often blew out speakers, apparently dry rotting at the periphery of the cone. The sales guy and I therefore sound tested the system in the car and all speakers seem to be ok—no upselling pressure there since things are good enough.

    He then presented several options for getting audio in. I ultimately went with a Grom product that has USB audio in. It’s stupid since the stereo is nothing fancy but I wanted to avoid compressed A2DP Bluetooth audio (and analog aux in) on principle, so I did. I will lose the CD/DVD changer functionality, though, as the input box emulates the changer and uses its input.

    The install will be May 1. I’ll go riding early in the morning, drop the vehicle off at 8:30, then ride to the train.

    Cliffs Notes: Not doing anything fancy with the Land Cruiser stereo, just adding a USB audio input.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Did he at least tell you that audio is gonna sound like shit in your car regardless of how much you spend?

    :D
     
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    It’ll let us stream Frozen and the Lion King over and over while driving up to the mountains, so as long as it’s at least recognizable as those then my kids will be happy as clams.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Headlights restored. 500, 1000, 3000 grit, the latter wet sanded, and then a rubbing compound. Everything was with a power drill. The appearance after the 500 and 1000 grit sanding steps was unnerving but it looks ok in the end.

    In chronological order:


    Start


    500


    1000


    3000


    Buffed
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    If the Snapper mower sucks then I might give this a try:



    Makita XML03PT1

    From the Makita 36V line, which uses two of their 18V batteries in series. I’ve been happy with the similarly Makita, brushless, and 36V string trimmer and blower from their same lineup, and nominal voltage (e.g. 82V for the really 72V Snapper) is meaningless in and of itself.
     
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    Cleaning out crap from one’s toolbench is satisfying, as is reminiscing over why I have this or that tool in the first place.

    There’s still some more yet in there that I should probably toss another night.
     
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    I've been working here since 7 AM. Read 35 musculoskeletal radiology films (and a bunch of other stuff). I had noticed there was an MSK radiologist sitting in the corner reading outpatient studies (as opposed to inpatient or emergency ones).

    I thought he was there on his own volition, catching up on the outpatient list.

    Well, it turns out that he is here on call as a 3rd person. All those studies I read should have been read by him. This misunderstanding would be less galling except that I actually walked over and asked him about one such study. At that time it'd been nice for him to pipe up with something like "oh, I see that's an ER MSK film. Those should go to me" but no such words emanated from his mouth, only advice on what type of fracture it was, and I continued to blithely do much of his work for him.